Mumbai: Indian authorities said on Thursday that heavy rains caused the collapse of a residential building in a slum in Mumbai, killing at least 12 people, including 8 children.
The Mumbai City Government confirmed that seven other residents were injured in the incident on Wednesday night, and rescuers continued to search for several others who were worried about their disappearance.
Residents have been evacuated from nearby buildings deemed dangerous.
Of the injured, six were in stable condition, with one 30-year-old woman admitted to hospital in critical condition.
“Three persons are still suspected to be trapped and the search operation is on to find them,” Prabhat Rahangdale from the Mumbai city authority told the Indian Express daily.
During the monsoon that officially hit the financial capital of India on Wednesday, it is common for buildings with poor construction quality to collapse, causing widespread flooding and traffic chaos.